When people think of the emotional impact of the divorce process, they likely often think about kids or someone struggling to adjust to their new life without their former partner. People can become very upset during and after their divorce, whether they are angry at their ex or are struggling through a dispute regarding the custody of their child. However, the financial aspects of divorce can also give rise to emotional hurdles, and in this post, we will examine some of the negative emotions people struggle with due to property division.
The emotional toll of the way in which marital property is split up can be staggering for multiple reasons. Some people may be upset about losing certain property that they had a strong emotional connection to. Or, others may worry that items that hold a great deal of sentimental value (such as those which are connected to their childhood) may be at risk. People may have questions about how the family home will be affected, what will happen to pets and how financial accounts will be affected by the divorce.
These are all valid questions and there are a number of factors that could affect how the court decides to split up property. You should review the laws in the state you live in, since they vary from one to the next and these laws can affect how property is divided. It is important to carefully go over any legal matters related to property division and you may need to deal with this issue from an emotional standpoint also.